Summertime is the perfect time to plan some family travel around a visit to a park. Check out our picks for the best family parks.
Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, California
Knott’s Berry Farm is one of the most family-friendly amusement parks in the nation. It has something for every member of your family, from the toddler-friendly Camp Snoopy to the 301-foot-tall WindSeeker for those hard-to-please teens. Summertime is a great time to cool down at Knott’s Berry Farm on some of the exciting water rides, like Bigfoot Rapids and the Perilous Plunge.
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Dorney Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania
For the thrill-seeking family, Dorney Park in Allentown is a scream-a-minute amusement park. Two new attractions opened this year. The Stinger takes riders uphill 138 feet, then releases them to soar at speeds reaching 55 miles per hour. The Dinosaurs Alive! attraction exhibits five scenes depicting various aspects of prehistoric life in the days of the dinosaur.
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Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia
Callaway Gardens is a fabulous vacation spot for park lovers. The grounds are home to the breathtaking Woodland Gardens & Trails, including the Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl, Mr. Cason’s vegetable garden and a variety of hiking trails. Robin Lake Beach is a great place to dip your toes in the water and fun activities abound for the whole family including mini golf, shuffleboard, a children’s playground and more.